Apple Jack's Apple Pies from Sweet Apple Acres!!

I think I've mentioned before that I am a fan of the new My Little Ponies Friendship is Magic, but so is Mini-Baker.

We watch all the new episodes on YouTube- they are just starting to play here in England. It shows on Boomerang Monday-Friday at 3pm!!

I thought I would try and make some treats inspired by the main 6 ponies. Apple Jack was always going to be the easiest to be inspired by as she bakes a lot with apples.

Apples are one of my favorite ingredients to bake with as well. I was going to make cupcakes or fritters or something, but then I saw this really cute individual pie cutter at Lakeland's on offer.

So, with a little help from Mini-Baker we made these! Enjoy!

Apple Jack's Apple Pies

flakey pastry:
260g plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
170g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 12 pieces
2 medium eggs (53-63g each)

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
Cut each piece of butter into 4-5 smaller pieces and add to the bowl. Distribute the butter evenly by folding in the butter with your hands.
Use your fingertips to pinch the pieces of butter into smaller pieces, alternate with rubbing the mixture between the palms of your hands.
Continue rubbing until the larger pieces are no more then 5mm across, but the mixture is still cool and powdery
Add the eggs and use a fork to break them up. Move the bowl back and forth while you stir with the fork until dough is almost completely mixed.
Turn the dough onto your work surface and gently press into a cohesive mass.
Divide the dough in half, then flatten into a disc, and wrap in clingfilm. Refrigerate until firm or up to 3 days.
Half the dough makes approximately 3 individual pies using the pie mold. I have 3 un-baked pies resting in the fridge as I type this and will be baking them tonight! These were good served with some vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce!! Perfect dessert!!

Golden Delicious & Granny Smith Apples

unbaked ready for the oven
Since I was making individual pies, I only used 2 golden delicious and 2 granny smith apples cubed. Granny smith’s smaller as they take longer to cook.

Sweet Apple Acres
Then I combined 100g granulated sugar with 50g light brown sugar, 3 tbsp plain flour, and 1 tsp ground cinnamon in a bowl. I sprinkled the mixture over the apples and mixed them together with a rubber spatula. I didn’t adjust the sugars to accommodate the apples, as you can never have too much sugar!! After making the pies I rested them in the fridge before putting them in a hot oven. I adapted the recipe from Bake! By Nick Malgieri.
My first attempt. I didn't use the mold right and they were very rustic looking.
But really really good!!

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